‘house kn’ by kochi architects studio, 2006 (photo by nobumitsu watanabe)

 

 

 

kochi architects studio is a tokyo based firm which works on a variety of architectural projects from residences to stores, as well as furniture and lighting products. the studio sent us some images of two of their project’s, ‘house kn’ and ‘atelier for a calligrapher’.

 

‘house kn’ is located in the suburban prefecture of kanagawa, japan. it’s design began with a box that was sliced to create a large void, allowing the garden to be enveloped by the house. an outdoor patio on the second floor is also strategically placed to make use of this unique slice.

 

‘atelier for a calligrapher’ is a studio and residence for a calligrapher in ymareshi, japan. it is situated on a hill overlooking rice fields below. the slopped design of the building was inspired by a ship’s hull. it also allows the client to look down on the view of the rice fields and serves as an awning for the entrance.

kochi architect's studio ‘house kn’ by kochi architects studio, 2006 (photo by nobumitsu watanabe)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘house kn’ by kochi architects studio, 2006 (photo by kazuysu kochi)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘house kn’ by kochi architects studio, 2006 (photo by kazuysu kochi)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘house kn’ by kochi architects studio, 2006 (photo by nobumitsu watanabe)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘house kn’ under construction (photo by kazuysu kochi)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘atelier for a calligrapher’ by kochi architects studio, 2004 (photo by daichi ano)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘atelier for a calligrapher’ by kochi architects studio, 2004 (photo by daichi ano)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘atelier for a calligrapher’ by kochi architects studio, 2004 (photo by daichi ano)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘atelier for a calligrapher’ by kochi architects studio, 2004 (photo by daichi ano)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘atelier for a calligrapher’ by kochi architects studio, 2004 (photo by daichi ano)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘atelier for a calligrapher’ under construction (photo by kazuysu kochi)

 

 

kochi architect's studio ‘atelier for a calligrapher’ under construction (photo by kazuysu kochi)